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Community Seminars

 

Blokes Night Out to Talk About Healthy Relationships Create Strong Men

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Do you want to enhance your connection with partners, family and friends? In this discussion, we will talk about the traits of good relationships, techniques for turning negative habits in relationships into positive ones and you will also be encouraged to contemplate your own relationship needs.

Other discussion points will include:
- Building open, respectful relationships
- Being true to yourself 
- Forgiveness/apology and letting go 
- Creating intimacy within a healthy relationship.

Come and join us for a casual and honest discussion about healthy relationships with anyone in your life, including your family, friends and partners. This workshop will suit men over 18 years.

When: Monday 19 November, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Where: Lane Cove Library, Library Walk, Lane Cove
To make a booking call 9911 3591 or to book online
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blokes-night-out-tickets-51500654845

 

 

How can we support people seeking asylum?

Asylum seekers are among the most vulnerable members of our community. Just like us, they have dreams and aspirations for themselves and their children’s futures. Against all odds, they have managed to escape war and persecution in their homeland and find safety here in Australia. However, while they are living in the Australian community they can face years of living in limbo waiting for their claims to be processed with limited access to any resources or support services during this time.

Until now, there has been a basic safety net with Status Resolution Support Services providing counselling, subsidised medications and a living allowance of $35 a day for those unable to find secure employment. Unfortunately recent changes mean that for the majority of people they will now lose access to all case work, income support and access to subsidised medications. This will affect up to 3,500 people in NSW, including families with children.

This Lane Cove forum will provide information, an opportunity to hear from people helping others with employment, accommodation, mentoring and friendship, and the means to discuss how we can come together to protect the dignity of all peoples in our community.

Thursday 25 October, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Terrace Function Room, Lane Cove Community Hub, 1 Pottery Lane, Lane Cove.

Tea and coffee will be served from 6:45pm

BOOKINGS: sanil@lanecove.nsw.gov.au or by phone 9911 3591

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Mental Health and Wellbeing Seminar

Being mentally healthy is important. It is about being able to function well, have meaningful social connections, positive self-esteem and being able to cope with change.

Council invites you to come along to the free Seminar and hear from a range of guest speakers who will present the latest research into the importance of exercise, fitness and healthy lifestyles for our mental health. This seminar would be of interest to people over the age of 18.

Speakers will include:

• Snow Li, Project Leader, Mental Health Respite, Your Side

• Philippa Boss, Coordinator Peer Worker, One Door Mental Health

• 180 Health and Fitness Solutions

Monday 22 October, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Lane Cove Library, Library Walk, Lane Cove

Book online or call 9911 3591 to reserve your place.

Lane Cove Bush Kids – Grandparents Day Out

A chance for grandparents to spend a morning outdoors in nature with their grandchild. We'll be tuning out of modern day life to tune into the natural rhythms of nature with a bush walk and nature games. Grandparents will also get a chance to get creative with their grandchild with our nature craft activity. This activity is for grandparents and children only – no parents please.

Wednesday 24 October, 9:45am – 11:00am

Meet at Tambourine Bay Reserve, end of Tambourine Bay Road, Riverview

Cost: $5 per child

For more information and to book online visit www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/bushkids

Lost Bird Found Project

In the lead up to Mental Health Month this October, we are looking for locals to make handcrafted birds that will pop-up around Lane Cove and beyond….

The birds can be made from any materials eg. Clay, wood, fabric, wool etc. You are welcome to make your own and drop them off to our collection points.

Each little bird wears a tag with a positive message and links to mental health support services. They will be popping up in the community in October – if you find one you can keep it; share it; or leave it for someone else to find it.

Visit Council's website www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/ lostbird for inspiration on how to make your own. You can drop off your completed birds in the collection box in the foyer of Lane Cove Library, Greenwich Library and Lane Cove Civic Centre until Friday 28 September.

The Lost Bird project is a North Sydney Council initiative and Lane Cove Council is pleased to partner on this project, bringing it to our community in 2018. More details www.lanecove.nsw.gov.au/lostbird